Visa Bulletin

May 2010 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

The May 2010 Visa Bulletin indicates that Employment based EB3 category are still oversubscribed and EB3 category for Mexico has become “unavailable”. For Employment based EB2 category, it is current for all areas of chargeability or “Worldwide” except for China and India.

Regarding visa availability for family sponsored categories, during the past 15 months, the level of demand family based petitions have been low. As a result, cut off dates for most of these preferences have been moving forward rapidly. If you are considering sponsoring a foreign family member to the United States, you should file your application as soon as you can while the current processing time is relatively short.

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April 2010 Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of States released the Visa Bulletin for April 2010. No major movement for EB3 category with only 1 month and 2 weeks for Worldwide; approx. 1 month 2 weeks for Mainland China and 2 months 1 week for India. For employment based second category, there is unfortunately no movement for India; but cut off dates for Mainland China has moved forward approx. a month and 2 weeks. Employment based Other Workers category remains the same and it remains current for the rest of the other employment based categories.

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March 2010 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State released its Visa Bulletin for March 2010, it predicts the availability of Immigrant Visas in March 2010. According to this latest bulletin, priority dates for Employment based immigrant visas continued to advance modestly. For EB2 Mainland China, priority cutoff dates have moved approximately 6 weeks forward to 08 July 2005 and only about a week for India to 01 Feb 2005. For the Third Employment based category, the priority dates have moved approximately two months and three weeks for Mainland China and Worldwide to 15 Dec 2002, and roughly a week for India.

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February 2010 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has released its February Visa Bulletin, it predicts the availability of Immigration numbers during February 2010. There will be a modest advancement for EB2 Mainlanad China as their priority cut off dates have moved approximately 3 weeks forward to May 22, 2005. For the third employment based category, cut off dates will advance approximately 7 weeks for Mainland China and worldwide to September 22, 2002. Applicants from India and other countries within the EB2 and EB3 catagories remain unchanged.

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January 2010 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has just released its January 2010 Visa Bulletin. Again, no major movement for employment based preference categories, although it did, as compared to last month’s Visa Bulletin, move forward slightly for the second and third preference categories. For the second preference employment based category, cut off dates for applicants from China has moved a month forward. For the third preference employment based category, almost all countries have moved forward for at least a month except for Mexico.

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